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Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019: Parting Thoughts

By | September 21st, 2019|Categories: Audiostream|

One question that always seems to be raised around audio shows in the United States is “was this audio show a success?” It seems to me the correct answer to that question depends on both who the intended response is for, and how do they gauge success from their vantage point.

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019: Rupert Neve Designs and Wavelength Audio

By | September 19th, 2019|Categories: Audiostream|

Studio legend Rupert Neve stepped into the personal audio market with the RNHP Precision headphone amplifier not too long ago, and the success of that launch doesn’t appear to have swayed him away from that audience.

Amazon Music HD launches: Cue “Flight of The Valkyries”

By | September 17th, 2019|Categories: Audiostream|

It was only a matter of time until, arguably, the biggest service provider on the planet brought Thor’s hammer down on the competition.

Crystal Castles S/T Review and the Nakamichi Dragon problem

By | September 16th, 2019|Categories: Audiostream|

Bands with “Crystal” in their name. That’s the LP section at Redcat Records where I stumbled across the self-titled album Crystal Castles, around which these musings are based.

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019: Schiit Audio and Sony

By | September 14th, 2019|Categories: Audiostream|

One of the biggest surprises from the weekend was not only the appearance of the international megacorp Sony, but also the product brought along in tow. Of equal interest was the most recent update to Schiit Audio’s mid-tier Bifrost 2 DAC partnered with Salk Sound.

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019: Primare and Bryston

By | September 12th, 2019|Categories: Audiostream|

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019: Innuos and Auralic

By | September 10th, 2019|Categories: Audiostream|

After the welcome media day bonanza, it was time to get down to business in some listening demos. Along with several large meeting rooms, the sleeping-stye tower housed multiple floors of hi-fi waiting with eager transducers. It was among these halls that I crossed paths with another revealing A/B from the UK-based music server maker Innous.

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019: Show Opener

By | September 9th, 2019|Categories: Audiostream|

Aside from the usual show conversation pieces, Rocky Mountain Audio Fest was proceeding in Denver as planned. The new digs included a much larger overall space, sprawling across multiple convention-type halls. By the end of the Thursday media day, it was clear that it would take no effort to reach 10,000 steps in your Fitbit.

Innuos Phoenix USB Reclocker: Making Music Rise From Digital Ashes

By | September 5th, 2019|Categories: Audiostream|

I had a friend who would chuckle at me every time I put an LP on my turntable. I would use a soft dust-brush to wipe down the record, then give it a zap with an antistatic gun before I dropped the just-cleaned stylus… this he thought was humorous because of my preoccupation with keeping the album as quiet as possible for playback.

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Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019

By | September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Audiostream|

This year sees a venue change and a scheduling change for the always popular Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. RMAF has moved from familiar digs at the Denver Marriott Tech Centre to the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Centre and upped its timeline from October to September 6-8 for 2019.

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